Monday, December 16, 2013


Zoos use myth of disappearing polar bears to breed them in captivity | polarbearscience
it was the premise for the breeding program itself that caught my attention: to save them from extinction.

The zoo is not waiting until the bears are down to the last few hundred (or even thousands) – no, the zoo is starting now, while polar bears are as plentiful as they have been in the last 40 years, to prepare for their demise.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper says learning about climate change is like having a colonoscopy
A paper published today in the journal Earth's Future likens learning about climate change to having a colonoscopy, since, according to the author, people fear and avoid the "unpleasant consequences" of both.

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